On Saturday, the head football coach at Kansas State Chris Kliemann said linebacker transferred from Missouri Shawn Robinson I was no longer with the program. On Tuesday, Klieman gave more details about Robinson’s departure from the show.
“Shawn left for personal reasons that he needed to get away,” Klieman said. “I have a lot of respect for that young man. It wasn’t a bad situation. I didn’t want it to look like that on Saturday night, because he just caught me off guard and it’s okay, that it was something that happened.” wrong. Tremendous amount of respect for Shawn. He walked away and I supported him to walk away. He was not expelled. [the team].”
Robinson was expected to contribute to the Kansas State defense this season at linebacker/safety, but he didn’t appear in any of his first three games. Desmond Purnell has replaced Robinson at the top of the depth chart.
“Des has taken all those reps for the last three weeks and Des has done a really good job. He’s been a great spell for Khalid (Duke),” Klieman said. “Des is one of our best special teams guys. He cares a lot. He’s a kid from Kansas who wants to do well. He’s just a redshirt freshman with a bright, bright future and I’m excited about Des’s progression.” “.
Purnell has played in all three games for Kansas State this season and has three total tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss going into K-State’s Week 4 opponent: Oklahoma.
Robinson announced his decision to transfer to Kansas State before the 2022 season, but injury prevented him from contributing to the team in fall camp.
During his career with Missouri, the former linebacker/safety played in 10 games and totaled 36 tackles and four tackles for loss and a sack. He also had two interceptions in his time with the Tigers.
Kansas State was Robinson’s third school after initially signing with TCU of DeSoto, Texas, as a three-star dual-threat quarterback. Robinson played 12 games at quarterback for the Horned Frogs before transferring to Missouri and moving to the defensive side of football during the 2020 season.
As a passer, Robinson completed 60.4 percent of his attempts for 1,703 yards with 13 touchdowns and eight career interceptions.